Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Big E, Apr 12, 2009.
Anyone use this pattern out there? Just wondering if I should spend some time tying some up or not.
I fish a pattern very similar to that and do well with it for both coho and for SRC's. It's a simple pattern to tie and it catches fish so I would say you are not wasting your time if you tie a few up.
I've used one with a tan tail and gold bullethead but then it wouldn't be the same pattern, would it? It does work well, however.
I've also fished tied that in orange and pink. The white/silver and orange caught fish over the winter. I haven't tried it recently, I'll have to give it a shot.
Like the others, I've tied one similar. Worked well in both salt and fresh water for feisty silvers.
OMG that's almost the super secret "cop car" fly...Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
not familiar with that pattern golfman...care to clue me in via pm's?
shhhh...... be verwee verwee quiet....
With a marabou tail, I know that fly to be a "crystal bugger". It's a great fly in the Surf in the Gulf Of Mexico for Speckled Trout (Spotted Sea Trout) and Spanish Mackerel.
Haven't caught a coho on it yet....did catch a bullhead though. I've got too many flies to try out. Of course, not catching anything on any pattern (even proven) isn't conducive to testing how a pattern works.
The only way to truly test the effectiveness of a given fly is to change while the fishing is hot. Not many people can do this.
Heh...the last time I tried that I discovered the buggers would hit anything!
I used to fish a pattern like that in green for silvers when they were abundant along the shore in the fall with good success. i was my go to fly for years
looks fishy to me. i've had good success on other similar patterns. green cactus chenille works too.